The Plymouth Devils Speedway club are swapping 500cc machines without brakes for golf clubs to raise funds for the club’s air fence fund. With the support of Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plympton who have agreed to host the inaugural Plymouth Devils Golf Day it promises to be a day to remember and one that is hoped can be on the annual race calendar. The event will take place on Friday 6th October 2017 with 8 teams of 4 players contesting to be the winners of the 2017 Devils Golf Championship.
The entry price is £50 per player (£200 per team) with each team entered accompanied by one of the riders of the 2017 Plymouth Devils/ Demonswith team names linked to each rider (worse case Mark or Laurence whoever passes the fitness test). The day will start at 8.30 with registration, bacon roll and hot drink. Teeing off at 9.24 with 18 Holes on the Saltram Course. This will then be followed by a roast lunch and awards presentation for the winning team, spot prize of closest ball to the speedway tyre on one of the selected fairways and a prize auction.
Once the golf event has completed those that entered the tournament will be special guests at Plymouth Devils Speedway meeting back the St Boniface Arena for that night’s speedway meeting (access to the VIP area with a finger buffet during the meeting). Our golfing guests will also get to choose the Devils Rider of the Night award, watch heat 15 from the centre green and have a team photo taken with the Devils riders.
The event is the idea of Mike Atkins, father of Devils youngster Henry and he has been involved in setting it all up, he commented, “ I wanted to do something for the club and was talking to one of my clients who is a keen golfer and motorcyclist, from a quick chat things developed quickly and I contacted Mark Phillips and Laurence Rogers the promoters of the speedway. They thought it sounded a good idea and it progressed from there. I already have three teams booked in so the remaining 5 team spots will have to be on a first come, first served basis if your wish to take part. Looking forward to 2018 I sure this will be a great success and the lads may need to enter next year and we will go bigger with more teams, but looking at the gardening skills on the start line I don’t know if Golf is ready for Speedway riders and definitely not the golf buggies as Boxall will Pin It all round the Course. “The aim is to raise some funds for the club towards the outlay they have faced with the new air fence which Henry has personally tried out. I’m sure the auction of a team body colour and an advertising package for a programme advert and fence banner up for grabs for 2018 amongst the items be very popular. It looks to be a good day and I am sure all those taking part will enjoy the golf and speedway to end the day as well.”“Teams wishing to enter can e-mail me at : firstname.lastname@example.org.